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Ryerson University Claimed

Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education

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Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

From its leading experiential learning programs to its groundbreaking entrepreneurial ecosystem, innovation is the driving force behind the university’s mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.

​Ryerson is composed of ​eight dynamic faculties​ and home to 39,500 students, 3,900 faculty and staff and 121 undergraduate and graduate programs​, making it one of the largest comprehensive universities in Canada. 

Quick Facts


Times World University Rankings 2020: #601–800

QS Global World Ranking 2020: #801-1000

Ryerson’s ranking is not something it can boast about, but the university is on a path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

Acceptance Rate: 80%

 It is estimated that Ryerson University acceptance rate is 80%.

The high acceptance rate does not mean that the school is not academically sound. All accrediting university in Canada has gone through strict regulations, passed, and received its accreditation. That means that it is an excellent university with great academics.

Nevertheless, all universities require sufficient fundings to improve over the facilities and infrastructure while the largest source of funding is tuition fees. The more student, the more tuition fees.

Student Enrolment (2018-19)

Undergraduate Students – First Year Enrolments (2018-19)

Arts 1,142
Ted Rogers School of Management 2,391
Communication & Design 1,320
Community Services 1,122
Engineering & Architectural Science 1,204
Science 749
Total 7,883
Source: Ryerson University Data and Statistics

It is interesting to see that 30.33% of first year students (2,391) enrol in Ted Rogers School of Management, which makes it the largest faculty in Ryerson University.

Tuition Fees

Canadian Students

Undergraduate tuition fees:

$7,044 to $11,163

Graduate tuition fees:

$4,307 to $16,278

International Students

Undergraduate tuition fees:

$27,218 to $36,610

Graduate tuition fees:

$20,640 to $28,020

Source: Ryerson University Undergraduate Programs Fee Ranges 2019-20

Cost of Attending University

Source: Ryerson University Fees and Finances 2019-20

Featured Programs

Ted Rogers School of Management


Aerospace Engineering (BEng)

Very few universities in Canada offer areas of study related to Aerospace. Ryerson is one of them. Nice!

Learn to design, test, manufacture and maintain aircraft, spacecraft or land-and-water transport vehicles. The program offers design and research work through the school’s Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation, a paid co-op of up to 16 months, and specializations in management sciences and/or engineering innovation and entrepreneurship.

You can find more information here.

Biomedical Sciences (BSc)

This subject provides theoretical and practical expertise as students research medically relevant concerns such as cancer and aging. Considering the aging problem facing by Canada and other economically developed countries, the job market is widely open for graduates of Biomedical Sciences.

Location of downtown Toronto offers proximity to major hospitals and the biomedical industry.

You can find more information here.

Creative Industries (BA)

This interdisciplinary program teaches students how to apply both artistic knowledge and business skills to creative fields including film, broadcasting, theatre, music, publishing and fashion; it includes a work placement in fourth year.

You can find more information here.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate programs: most programs require an average of 75+ of Grade 12 courses. Popular programs consider 82+ as competitive.
  • Graduate studies: a minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0 is considered competitive. GMAT/GRE is required for some programs.
  • You can find program requirements here.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption

  • IELTS Academic Module: The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
  • TOEFL: Minimum Requirement: total score of 92-93 on Writing.
  • Other language test accepted are here.


  • Transcripts
  • Resume*
  • Personal statement
  • Reference letters*
  • GMAT/GRE test score*
  • English language test score (international students only)

* Documents are required to submit only for graduate studies.

Pros and Cons

5 reasons why you should go to Ryerson

  • Location! Location! Location! You’ll stick to fascinating restaurants, leading industry leaders and cool stuff downtown.
  • Smaller class size! It’s easier to form lasting friendships.
  • A diverse group of classmates! You’re forced to come together despite the differences in culture and program.
  • The best media school in Canada.
  • A great place to meet artists! You could be the next Marc Jacobs.

5 reasons why you should NOT go to Ryerson

  • The global ranking is not attractive because Ryerson University was initially established as a polytechnic.
  • Lots of security incidents due to the open campus at downtown.
  • The administrative process is redundant and time-consuming.
  • Expect those gyms to be more overcrowded than Bloor Yonge station during rush hour.
  • Living fees are unaffordable! There’re 100 ways to blow $2,000 per month.

1 Review for Ryerson University

Pavani48 1 Reviews
It’s good and getting better.

Not known for its research but it has the best media school in the country, good engineering, business and nursing schools and has the best location – in the centre of downtown Toronto.

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